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"The Redistricting Game is designed to educate, engage, and empower citizens around the issue of political redistricting. Currently, the political system in most states allows the state legislators themselves to draw the lines. This system is subject to a wide range of abuses and manipulations that encourage incumbents to draw districts which protect their seats rather than risk an open contest."
FairVote’s Monopoly Politics reports present in-depth analysis of U.S. House elections and the structural origins of the polarization, partisan bias, and striking lack of competition that plague Congressional politics. The report also lays out a detailed national reform plan to illustrate how adoption of the RCV Act would address these problems and empower all voters to have their voices heard on Election Day.
Accompanying the report are projections for US House races, which illustrate the absence of meaningful competition in nearly all of these elections.
Dave's Redistricting is a group of volunteers who share a passion for technology and democracy. Our mission is to empower civic organizations and citizen activists to advocate for fair congressional and legislative districts, and increased transparency in the redistricting process.
Provides interact maps for congressional, state senate, and state house districts. Maps depict partisan leanings and demographic data.
"Focusing on the fight to pass Proposition 11 - drafted to give redistricting power to a bipartisan rather than legislative group - this documentary explores the ethical implications of gerrymandering and looks at some historical examples of how the practice has been used."
"Does the practice of gerrymandering- dividing election districts into units to favor a particular group- subvert democracy by making certain congressional districts "safe" for one party or the other and more susceptible to extremist views? "
What is Gerrymandering?
Gerrymandering: How drawing jagged lines can impact an election by Christina Greer for TED-Ed (Oct. 25, 2012)
First published in the Boston Gazette in March 26, 1812, satirists claimed Governor Elbridge Gerry's new district looked like a salamander, later called a Gerrymander.